Summer Sunday School
Sundays, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 27
"The Future of Mission is the Future of the Church"
Rev. Dr. Rob Weingartner has been the Executive Director of The Outreach Foundation for 15 years. A pastor in Ohio and Indiana for twenty years, he also served on the Worldwide Ministries Division committee of the General Assembly Council.
Sunday, June 3
"Flawed Church, Faithful God: a Reformed Understanding of What it Means to Be the Church"
Rev. Dr. Joseph Small has served as a pastor, professor, and for many years as the Director of Theology, Worship and Education for the PCUSA. He is the author of several books including the recent Flawed Church, Faithful God, which will be available for purchase and signing.
Sunday, June 10
"What's in a Word?: A Conversation with Peter Wehner"
Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He writes widely on political, cultural, religious, and national-security issues and contributes regularly to The New York Times.
Sunday, June 17
"Can You Be a Christian Without Going to Church?: The Centrality of the Church in the Teaching of Jesus and the Bible"
Dr. David Renwick is Senior Pastor at National Presbyterian Church.
Sunday, June 24
"The Limits of Politics and the Future of the Church"
Cherie Harder is President of the Trinity Forum. She has served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President, and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush. Previously she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
Sunday, July 1
"The Israel-Palestine Issue: What Has God Got to Do With It?"
Dr. Daniel Serwer is Professor and Academic Director of the Conflict Management program at Johns Hopkins University. A Middle East scholar, he previously served with the State Department and as vice-president at the United States Institute of Peace.
Sunday, July 8
"The Importance of Martin Luther King Jr. for Today's Church"
Cheryl J. Sanders
Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Sanders is professor of Christian Ethics at the Howard University School of Divinity where she teaches courses in Christian ethics, pastoral ethics, and African American spirituality. The author of several books and articles, Cheryl also serves as Senior Pastor at Third Street Church of God.
Sunday, July 15
"Christian Community in an Age of Loose Connections"
Dr. R. Bruce Douglass is Emeritus Associate Professor and Political Theory Field Chair in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He is the outgoing director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington.
Sunday, July 22
"Fierce Convictions: The Life and Work of Hannah More – Poet and Abolitionist"
Karen Swallow Prior
Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is Professor of English at Liberty University. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Gospel Coalition, Think Christian, and Relevant. Her book, Fierce Convictions, will be available for purchase and signing.
Sunday, July 29
"Washington's Favorite Theologian: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Conscience for an Uncivil Age"
Rev. Dr. Stephen Crocco is the Director of the Yale Divinity School Library and former head librarian at Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained PCUSA pastor, Steve holds a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Princeton University.
Sunday, August 5
"Spirituality for the Sent: The Place of Mission in Spiritual Formation"
Rev. Paul Tshihamba serves as the Vice President for Church Engagement for Congo Initiative-USA, after having spent 20 years as a pastor of missional engagement for two prominent PCUSA congregations.
Sunday, August 12
“Expanding National’s Local Ministry to Youth in DC: Our Capital Campaign Investment in Our City”
National's Serve Ministries team will share the work and vision of our church with “Young Life” and “Little Lights” in Washington, DC.
Sunday, August 19
“Expanding National’s Global Ministry to the Center of the Refugee Crisis: Our Capital Campaign Investment in the World”
National's Serve Ministries team will share the work and vision of our church with global church partners serving refugees in Jordan and East Africa.
Sunday, August 26
"Summer Trip Reports"
Kristin Franke and John Turpin
National's Directors of Youth and Serve Ministries will share the summer trips of our youth and the intergenerational mission trip to the Dominican Republic.